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Hull City 3-0 Ipswich Town

Alex Bruce
Alex Bruce scored three times in 127 appearances for Ipswich Town

Alex Bruce scored against his former club as Hull moved into the play-off places with a convincing victory over Ipswich at the KC Stadium.

First-half substitute Bruce stayed in the box after a corner and glanced in Sam Clucas's whipped cross from the left at the back post.

Chuba Akpom doubled the hosts' lead, tapping in Moses Odubajo's cross.

And David Meyler rounded off the win in the second half with a excellent volley from outside the box.

Abel Hernandez and Clucas both missed good opportunities to give Hull the lead as Ahmed Elmohamady produced a number of excellent crosses from the right.

Chuba Akpom
Chuba Akpom scored his first league goal for Hull since netting on the first day of the season against Huddersfield

After Curtis Davies hobbled off 17 minutes into the match, Bruce netted his first goal in 76 games for the Tigers.

With Ipswich pressing for a quick response, Jonathan Parr lost possession to Odubajo, whose clever one-two with Hernandez allowed him to create an easy chance for Akpom to convert.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy brought on Freddie Sears and Ainsley Maitland-Niles for the second half but it was Hull who struck again as Meyler scored his first goal in the league this season.

The away side managed just two shots on target as their winless run in the league stretched to five matches.

Hull manager Steve Bruce told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Bruce on Hull City v Ipswich Town

"We were excellent. We all want to try and go quickly forward, but teams like Ipswich now have changed.

"Mick's gone and played five in midfield and one up top, that's the respect he's shown us, and it was important that we were a bit patient and when the chances came, we took them.

"In the end it's a comfortable, comfortable victory for us and easily our best performance of the season.

"We've got a lot of young lads all learning their trade a bit and with that you get up and down performances but today was a good performance."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Odubajo
  • 21DawsonBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMaguireat 80'minutes
  • 6DaviesSubstituted forBruceat 18'minutesBooked at 25mins
  • 26Robertson
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 14Livermore
  • 7Meyler
  • 11Clucas
  • 19Akpom
  • 9HernándezSubstituted forAlukoat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bruce
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 12Maguire
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 17Diamé
  • 24Aluko

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 2ParrSubstituted forSearsat 45'minutes
  • 16CokeBooked at 33minsSubstituted forMaitland-Nilesat 45'minutes
  • 22Douglas
  • 17Bru
  • 9Murphy
  • 39ToureSubstituted forPitmanat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Maitland-Niles
  • 11Pitman
  • 20Sears
  • 21Malarczyk
  • 26McDonnell
  • 29Emmanuel
  • 33Bialkowski
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
15,942

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 3, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 3, Ipswich Town 0.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Douglas.

Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Maguire (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Bru with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

Hand ball by Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Harry Maguire replaces Michael Dawson.

Attempt missed. Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town).

Offside, Hull City. Moses Odubajo tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Brett Pitman replaces Larsen Touré.

Foul by Sone Aluko (Hull City).

Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Sone Aluko replaces Abel Hernández.

Attempt blocked. Larsen Touré (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Douglas.

Attempt blocked. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Abel Hernández.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 3, Ipswich Town 0. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sam Clucas with a cross.

Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by David Meyler.

Attempt blocked. Moses Odubajo (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

Chuba Akpom (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru tries a through ball, but Larsen Touré is caught offside.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

Attempt blocked. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abel Hernández.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Chuba Akpom (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Larsen Touré (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Dawson (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Bru.

Attempt missed. Alex Bruce (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

goal

As It Stood

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1Brighton128401810828
2Birmingham127321911824
3Reading126421881022
4Hull12642178922
5Burnley126421712522
6Middlesbrough12633178921
7Derby11551169720
8Cardiff125521511420
9Sheff Wed124531615117
10QPR124441922-316
11Ipswich124441520-516
12Wolves114341715215
13Huddersfield123541214-214
14Fulham113441716113
15Nottm Forest123451013-313
16Blackburn112541213-111
17Preston122551013-311
18MK Dons123271216-411
19Leeds112541015-511
20Brentford113261420-611
21Bristol City122461522-710
22Charlton122461118-710
23Rotherham122371422-89
24Bolton12156919-108
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